Governor of Virginia warns Governor of Pennsylvania over possible John Brown rescue attempts
With the atmosphere high in Virginia after John Brown's trial, Governor Wise of Virginia warned Governor Packer that Virginians may have to trespass into his state in pursuit of invaders. He further requested that Packer ensure Pennsylvania not become "dangerous to our peace and safety" by harboring those with designs on Virginia. Packer answered on December 2, 1859, suggesting Wise was over-reacting to the situation. (By John Osborne)
Governor Wise to Governor Packer, November 25, 1859, in George Edward Reed, editor, Pennsylvania Archives, Volume 8, Papers of the Governors, 1858-1871 (Harrisburg, PA: State of Pennsylvania, 1902), 197.